Phil Mickelson turned heads at the Masters when he showed up at his Tuesday practice round with Tiger Woods in a long-sleeve button-down shirt. That nearly broke the Internet. Now an advertisement for the company that produces the shirt, Mizzen+Main, has been posted, and you're not going to be able to unsee it.
It's not quite Aaron Baddeley's MacGregor advertisement (Go Badds!), or Cleveland's trajectile dysfunction ad, but this Mickelson commercial is unlike anything you could've imagined Phil doing. Phil doing the worm? Yes, that's included. Karate chopping golf balls flying at him at a range that has been superimposed? Yep, that's in there, too. You need to see it:
It has been quite the day for Mickelson, with news coming out that Tiger and Phil's million-dollar match is on for Las Vegas and Thanksgiving weekend. And more evidence of Phil getting paid handsomely for his efforts is here in the Mizzen+Main spot. Will Phil wear the shirt during match? We suppose we'll find out soon.
Good for the 47-year-old—those are some impressive moves by the five-time major winner. Whether you love or hate this ad, the fact is—it will get people talking.
We couldn't help ourselves but make a bunch of GIFs out of these. Enjoy ...
Before signing up Mickelson, Mizzen+Main had generated some attention in the golf world by specializing in creating comfortable, performance-driven dress shirts. The shirts, which are made with a blend of 85 percent polyester and 15 percent spandex, are designed to breathe, stretch, and wick moisture, whether you're sitting behind a computer screen or competing on golf's biggest stage. By signing up Mickelson, the company is obviously hoping to scale its reach within the golf market.
We would've loved to have been a fly on the wall for these meetings. Do you think Phil had these moves in mind, or the company asked him to do them? We hope we get some answers from Phil in short order ...